I have not been a fan of Vogue Knitting. Too many of the patterns seemed designed more for the runway than for real women. And some of the patterns have been downright ridiculous! But the fall 2016 issue is different.
Not only has the size changed -- it's a bit bigger -- but the patterns are beautiful and practical -- every single pattern is a garment that you can imagine someone wearing. My favorite is this sweater, a new twist on the traditional Gansey:
There are a couple gorgeous Fair Isle patterns, like this lovely cowl:
I really like this scarf, only I'm not crazy about the ribbed, sleeve-like ends. I think I'd just Kitchner the ends for a more traditional tube scarf.
There are some really interesting articles about historic knitting, and those articles are accompanied by luscious photos:
I can't remember the last time I purchased Vogue Knitting, but this is one issue I could not resist. I wonder if this is a new trend?